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TURTLESDOVE
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8/28/11 10:47 P

thanks Makar. You're right about stress eating and social eating. That's what my problems are, too. Whenever my family and I are out eating at our favorite mexican restaurant, it's hard to see them stuffing their faces with cheese dip and burritos and I'm over there eating an infant size portion of everything. It sucks bad. Also, when I'm stressed, all I can think about is diving into a honey bun or ding dong. I hate it.



MAKAR762
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8/28/11 10:09 P

That unknown was a bit of a deterrent for me at first too, but then I realized that most packaged foods have the calories on the label and you can look up most fruits, vegetables, and meats online and get a per ounce calorie figure. After that its just adding up everything that you put in and divide the total by the number of servings you split the meal into. It'll be a rough estimate because every slice of lasagna won't have exactly 3.4 noodles and 4 tbsp of cheese but you should be able to have a good idea of whats in it.



TURTLESDOVE
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8/28/11 5:43 P

thanks Makar. I realize now that weight fluctuates but if I stick to 1200 calories per day and make sure at least 50% of it is healthy, I will lose steadily. Like my everyday eating pattern looks something like this. Breakfast is just coffee with 2tbsp of cream and 2 sweet n low. Lunch is either a frozen burrito and 150 calories worth of chips, or a sandwich with 150c worth of chips and water. Dinner is usually the same. 2 fried eggs in pan sprayed with PAM, side of grits, and a piece of 100% wheat bread with 2 tbsp of peanut butter, water. IDK, man, I know it could be a whole lot healthier, but hey, I'm losing about 2 pounds per week like this. Also, I don't eat what I cook for the family because I have no idea how many calories I'm eating even if I eat very little of it. Does that make sense to you?



ANDYLINDS
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8/28/11 10:36 A

Losing about 1 pound per week.



MAKAR762
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8/28/11 8:40 A

More or less Turtlesdove, though I have almost completely eliminated soda and I try to stay away from pizza because I know each slice is pretty loaded on calories and won't fill me up unless I eat several. Since I started tracking my nutrition here at Spark People I have realized that I really don't have too terrible of eating habits, I just ate too much and thats what made me fat.

I do think that I will never eat at Panda Express again though. There was one on campus when I was in college and I ate an Orange Chicken Panda Bowl and a 32oz soda nearly every day for lunch. Thats 970 calories from food and another 400 from drink and I still have dinner and snacks left in the day. I think that alone accounts for many of the 50 lbs I need to lose.



HAIL_10_
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8/24/11 3:57 P

Resurrecting!:

Eric: I started with Jillian Michaels DVD's. I'm not sure if they're your thing, but the results were inspirational. I've yet to post the final results from the 6 week to 6 pac DVD video, but the way it changed my body is really awesome, I'm a ton more confident now! I believe P90X is a HIIT video as well, but I'm not 100%. There are tons of HIIT routines you can find by google... Although based on my experience, I would recommend starting with an instructional DVD to get the form correct and to establish a pace. I've never sweated/pushed more/harder than with HIIT DVDs.

Recently I've moved on to coming up with my own HIIT routines by grouping/mixing moves I've taken from videos. I choose the ones that work me the hardest, and I especially like core work. (I've always had co-ordination/balance issues, and I've found that working on my core has helped it a lot!...Strange, but true!)

Anyways. We're sparkfriends. Feel free to check out my blogs to see the first 5 weeks of progress pics from JM6W26P. I can't even praise that video enough. I'm her number one fan now -regardless of what I've called her while doing the video. Haha... :P



DWROBERGE
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8/23/11 5:08 A

one pound



TURTLESDOVE
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8/22/11 9:26 P

congrats man!! You don't have far to go!!



JELLE777
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8/22/11 6:37 P

I just finished my first week on SP and I lost 8 lbs.



TURTLESDOVE
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8/22/11 9:19 A

so Makar, are you saying that you still eat the same only smaller portions? That's what I've been doing. I figure if I cut out the foods I really love, when I get to goal, I will start eating those foods I missed and overdo it and gain weight back.



MAKAR762
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8/21/11 10:52 P

I've been at this for 3 weeks and have lost about 9 lbs. I just started trying to improve my level of fitness and have made significant cuts in my caloric intake, no more whole pizzas washed down with 2 liters of Dr. Pepper just 'cause. I also began exercising, so my activity level has shot way up too. I imagine it'll slow down once everything starts equalizing.

Edited by: MAKAR762 at: 8/21/2011 (22:53)


TURTLESDOVE
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8/12/11 11:57 A

thanks FIT. I will stick to my 1200 calories per day. 2LBS PER WEEK is really good, I just need to have patience. And Eric, wow, your wife has got to try zumba wii. It is so much fun and the time goes by so fast. She needs to try it if you have the wii system. If you've ever had a boring job that you didn't like, remember how time just slowed down to a crawl? Well, when you get home it flies by so fast right? Same as Zumba!! She has to I repeat she has to try it!!



FITCHALLENGER
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8/12/11 11:13 A

Totally right Eric. I do the 750 cal diet with correct supervision; I needed to drop the weight fairly fast because of a mild heart condition that I didn't want to lose control of.

To be as clear as I can be: only try such a restrictive diet under medical supervision.


I have no idea why my post is posted twice, guess I'm still not used to writing on a tablet : /




ERICWS
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8/12/11 10:51 A

I would guess that so few calories per day is not a good idea unless you are under proper medical supervision.

How is the Wii Zumba, Amy? My wife might like that. I am starting to use the UFC Wii fitness game now that we're drifting toward later summer. It might be a "cross-training" fun activity for the bad weather.

hail- what type of HIIT do you do? I'm tempted to give a try at that?



TURTLESDOVE
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8/12/11 9:11 A

how did your post get posted twice?



FITCHALLENGER
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8/11/11 9:18 P

Four sandwiches made from light bread, a slice of turkey ham, lettuce, onions, and tomatoe, mustard and no mayo. Just one about every there or four hours.

It's really not as hard as it sounds.

I must say I am supervised by a nutriologist and a cardiologist, though. One day last weekend my blood pressure fell to 80/50, so it has its mild risks. But it sounded like music to my ears considering just two months ago I was hypertense : )



TURTLESDOVE
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8/11/11 9:14 P

wow that's great. I have never had patience and 1-2lbs a week is taking soooo long. I can gain 10lbs in a week but I can't lose 10lbs in a week. What a bummer!! I love the idea of the four sandwiches. I remember my mama saying once "as long as you have SOMETHING in your stomach you're not going to starve" I read on the internet that supermodels eat about 700 to 800 calories per day. That's probably accurate considering they are nothing but skin and bones.



FITCHALLENGER
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8/11/11 9:00 P

Four sandwiches made from light bread, a slice of turkey ham, lettuce, onions, and tomatoe, mustard and no mayo. Just one about every there or four hours.

It's really not as hard as it sounds.

I must say I am supervised by a nutriologist and a cardiologist, though. One day last weekend my blood pressure fell to 80/50, so it has its mild risks. But it sounded like music to my ears considering just two months ago I was hypertense : )



TURTLESDOVE
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8/11/11 8:41 P

I agree with you. It has always been and always will be about calories in versus calories out. I know diabetics have to watch carbs, though, because of the insulin problem they have. BTW, if you don't mind telling me, what do you eat when you only eat 750 calories? I think I would starve.



FITCHALLENGER
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8/11/11 8:27 P

I only keep track of calories, don't care about carb, fat, or protein measurements. I do try to keep it balanced just because it is "good for your health". But I am sure that if I got the calories from regular coke, I would still lose weight.



TURTLESDOVE
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8/11/11 6:31 P

thanks for the info FIT. Also, do you watch carbs also, or do you just eat 750 calorie or 1500 calories of whatever you want?



FITCHALLENGER
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8/11/11 6:24 P

I agree, 2 lbs per week is great!

I've observed that it all depends mainly on food intake. If I stick to 750 cal/day, I can get rid of 6 to 8 pounds in one week. But it's hard sticking to that regime for a long time. On the weeks I get to about 1500 cals/day, I lose one or two pounds, but I'm more than 50 pounds over my goal, so 2 pounds per week with your much slighter overweight is excellent.



TURTLESDOVE
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8/11/11 11:39 A

thanks Hail. I forgot that as I am losing fat I am gaining muscle. Although, I'm only doing Zumba fitness on Wii. It is working some muscles,though, I can feel the burn. Yes, I took measurements yesterday and I will every week. Thank you, Amy



HAIL_10_
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8/11/11 9:09 A

Amy, are you doing strictly cardio, or are you throwing in some strength as well?

I've been losing(although I don't wanna) by doing HIIT. The results have been amazing(not for the weight loss part, but for the sculpting.), and I've only been incorporating HIIT into my training for the past 5 weeks.

I think 2lbs per week is absolutely fantastic, and nothing to shake a stick at. :P If you're impatient, try switching up your routine. Sometimes it's almost as motivating to feel different muscles working etc. as it is to see the scale moving. ALSO!! Take measurements! (Definitely a big motivator) because as you near your target weight, the pounds are going to drop off slooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooow
ly, so seeing changes in measurements is definitely something to keep you from getting discouraged. :)

-H



FLYNNER75
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8/10/11 6:07 P

I would be happy with just seeing the scale move. I am tired of seeing the same reading everyday



MACGRAW
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8/10/11 5:41 P

I would take 2lbs all day long.



ARMSPORTS
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8/10/11 4:32 P

Between 1-2 pounds of fat loss/week is considered ideal in the long haul because losing more than this amount of weight usually means you are losing water and/or muscle as well. Look at it this way, to lose one pound of fat requires that you expend 3500 calories more than you consume. Two pounds and this goes up to 7000 calories, or a 1000 calorie decrement per day to lose it in one week.

This is not to say one can't lose more fat than this in a week under the right circumstances (i.e. think Biggest Loser), but for most of us this is spot on a very attainable.



TURTLESDOVE
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8/10/11 9:37 A

thanks. Ok, I just have to practice the art of patience I guess.



ERICWS
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8/10/11 6:06 A

2 lbs/week is a lot.

I went from 185 to 160 over an 18-month period, and am now maintaining.



BIISHO
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8/10/11 12:51 A

"only" 2 pounds? that's a lot :s... well, it's not a lot but it's great considering you have to lose less than 20 pounds (right?)
I lose 2 pounds per week.. at most...
but uhmm I usually lose only 1 pound or less :-/



TURTLESDOVE
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8/9/11 3:50 P

I'm only losing 2lbs per week. What are you guys losing per week?



 
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